Let us invite you to a very special trip!
7 countries, 8 cities, 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites, 11 towns and innumerous other sights.
NOW this all for only 299 €!!
C I T I E S
Istanbul::Sofia::Sarajevo::Mostar::Dubrovnik::Kotor::Tirana::Ohrid::Skopje::Belgrade and more..
The trip will pass through: Bulgaria, Turkey, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia and Serbia
UNESCO World Heritage sites: Old Bridge Area of Mostar, Old Town of Dubrovnik, Natural and Cultoro-Historical Region of Kotor, Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid Region and Historic Areas of Istanbul.
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 >>> ISTANBUL (Friday)
Guided sightseeing in Istanbul (optional) from 10:30
Party with local students.
Departure from Istanbul at midnight, night on the bus
Day 2 >>> SOFIA, BELGRADE (Saturday)
Arrival to Sofia in the morning hours, short sightseeing in the center by local guide. Departure to Belgrade the town with maybe the craziest nightlife & funniest people on Earth! Frenetic Saturday night party in Belgrade! Sleeping in Belgrade hostel.
Day 3 >>> BELGRADE (Sunday)
Sightseeing in Belgrade by nice local guides, fish soup lunch on the Danube! We will have possibility to visit Skadarlija (famous bohemian street with a lot of pubs and restaurants) and main shopping street and Kalemegdan (the Fortress)Free afternoon. Pub crawl. Sleeping in Belgrade hostel.
Day 4 >>> SREBRENICA, SARAJEVO (Monday)
Leaving in the early morning from Belgrade. Travelling through Serbia's green Sumadija region. Crossing border with Bosnia-Herzegovina. Break at Srebrenica, place of the Balkan Wars' most bloodiest happenings. Arrival to Sarajevo by the evening hours. Pub crawl. Sleeping in Sarajevo.
Day 5 >>> SARAJEVO, MOSTAR (Tuesday)
After tasting fantastic fresh Bosnian breakfast in the morning and having a few hours to discover Sarajevo for taking photos we continue our trip toward Mostar, the city famous for its ancient bridge, that made it part of the UNESCO World heritage. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiness of this ancient town. Guided sightseeing and pub crawl! Night in Mostar.
Day 6 >>> DUBROVNIK (Wednesday)
Leaving toward Croatia in the beautiful valley of Neretva river. If we have enough time we stop in one of the traditional roadside inns to try local specialty: the lamb made on open fire. Arrival to Dubrovnik in the early afternoon hours. Time to feel and experience this impossibly beautiful merchant town and its upscale cafes and restaurants. At 22:00 we leave toward the beautiful seaside holiday settlement of Tivat, just in the other side of the border with Montenegro, at the entrance of the Kotor-Bay. Chilling night in the hammocks of the hostel in Tivat.
Day 7 >>> KOTOR-BAY, KOTOR, BUDVA, TIRANA (Thursday)
We travel around the Kotor-bay, this unique Mediterranean fjord, stop in the town of Kotor surrounded by its medieval city walls and then arrive to Budva, the St. Tropez of the Balkans. Taking photos in Sveti Stefan, the picturesque island-village, now transformed into luxurious resorts. Passing the Albanian border. Our route will pass through the first Albanian town, Skadar. By the evening we arrive in the modern and colorful Albanian capital, Tirana. You can try another capital's nightlife with local students. Sleeping in hotel in Tirana
Day 8 >>> TIRANA, OHRID (Friday)
After a morning in Tirana our next stop is the intimate Ottoman little town: Kruje. It has fully preserved the architecture of many centuries before. And not just that! It has also preserved the lifestyle of ancient times. You will feel like travelling in time. The town of Kruje is famous also for its bazaar and handcraft shops. You will be able to make a real bargain for souvenirs but for a nice meal as well! After a few hours of travel we cross border in the afternoon hours and soon after arrive to another UNESCO Heritage town. Ohrid lays on the shore of the lake with the same name. The Lake of Ohrid is one of the most ancient lakes on the Earth. It has so unique and ancient flora and fauna that can be compared only to Lake Victoria in Africa and Lake Baikal in Siberia. The town itself has a nice inspiring atmosphere with nice people, a lot of valuable architecture, 100 churches and very, very nice and cheap dining possibilities. During the whole trip you will be shocked by the amount and low price of food anywhere. Sleeping and partying in Ohrid.
Day 9 >>> OHRID, SOFIA (Saturday)
The next day, we go to see the Saint Naum Monastery on the lake shore. If we arrive there you will understand why. Travelling through the scenery landsacpes of Macedonia. Arrival to Sofia, capital of Bulgaria in the evening hours. Amazing farewell Chalga (Bulgarian pop-folk music) party. Sleeping in Sofia.
Day 10 >>> Travelling back to Istanbul (Sunday)
Very important! If you finish your trip in Istanbul but you're continueing to travel somewhere else don't book any flight back to your country for this day (Saturday), as we cannot guarantee the arrival time, due to possible border and traffic conditions.
P R I C E
Now only for 299 €!!! Pretty low taking in consideration of participating in a week long road trip hitting 8 countries :) The offer is limited and can be revoked at any time. Hurry up if you'd like to make a bargain!
The regular price of the trip with this itinerary is 450€
The price includes:
- Bus ride from Istanbul/Sofia (according your choice) through all the destinations and sights and back.
- 7 nights in hotels*** and hostels in rooms of 2-3-4-5 and 6 beds.
- In most of the hotels the breakfast is included
- English speaking tour guide
- Fish soup lunch
- Welcome drinks :)
- Entrance fee to selected clubs
- Organization costs
- An unforgettable experience
The price does not include:
- Saturday night in Sofia. If you finish your trip in Istanbul, this will be added to your finance balance.
1. Shared hostel room: 15€/person/night
2. Double room: 60€/room/night (for two persons)
- 'En-suite double guarantee': If you wish we can ensure you double rooms: 10 €/person/night
1. Eventual local tourist taxes: max 1-1,5€/night/person
2. Border crossing fee: 10€/person (It is collected on the albanian border sometimes)
- Eventual visa fees. Visas - if necessary for you - must be applied for by the individual attendee. The organizer refuses any responsibility arising from visa issues, but must provide necessary documents about booking as latest as 30 days before the trip in order to complete visa application.
G E T T I N G T H E R E
You can start and finish your trip in Istanbul or Sofia. You are advised to buy a flight ticket to one of these cities. You don't have to combine the same departure place the same leaving place. Try to figure out which option is the best for you. If you don't wish to take the whole trip you can join also in any of the cities during the trip!
Exact meeting places for sightseeing and departure will be sent later by e-mail to all attendees.
!!! If you don't live or study currently in Turkey we suggest you to only start or finish your trip in Istanbul. You can avoid in this way to pay Turkish border fee (on sight visa) twice!
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S I G N - U P & P A Y
You can register on the following link:
Pay simply a deposit of 99€ online by credit card or by bank transfer and pay the remaining 200€ at the trip departure by cash. If you don't have a credit card, just simply ask any of your friends to pay instead of you and you can give him/her the amount in cash.
If none of these options work and you'd like to pay by bank transfer, contact us via e-mail!
Don't hesitate! The number of seats are strictly limited ;)
B R I N G Y O U R F R I E N D S
AND PARTICIPATE FOR **FREE**!
If you have your own group of minimum 10 friends we give you an organizers' **FREE** spot!
Important! In this case all the payment have to be made by the same person.
If you think you can form a larger group than this, we can give you additional benefits.
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A L T E R N A T I V E D A T E S
If you are not comfortable with this date you can pick another from our event page.
If you are a group of friends of a certain number, the same trip or a different one can be made in other dates as well.
The price for individual dates depend on the number of people witihin your group and the itinerary chosen. Less people means higher price, but we can promote your trip to other people and if they like it and enough people sign-up, the same good price can be applicable!
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The trip is organized by StudentTripsNetwork, a brand related to Szigorú Travel Community.